FAQ

I accept the following payments: Bank checks no personal checks, M.O., Paypal Paypal nickname is Philymancomics@comcast.net Checks could take 7-14 business days to clear.
Yes, I will consider all countries, but please contact me first. I will not ship to an unconfirmed address. My post office has raised its prices on international shipping, so please inquire if you are interested in a shipping price. Please contact me if you have questions. Philymancomics@comcast.net
Very well! I care what condition your comics get to you. I also know what happens to packages after they leave my hands. I have shipped over 15,000 packages since I started selling online. I have only had two lost packages in over 14 years of selling on the "net". Insurance is highly recommended.
I will ship after payment has cleared or arrived within 48 hours in most cases. This doesn't include weekends, or Holidays.
The shipping rates below are for media rate with delivery confirmation included. Priority rate is available, contact me for prices. They are based on weight and distance. ***************$3.49************** THIS RATE INCLUDES DELIVERY CONFIRMATION AND ITS MY NEW FLAT RATE PRICE. BUY ONE COMIC OR BUY 100 IN ONE PURCHASE AND YOU ONLY PAY $3.49. USA ONLY!! THIS RATE IS NOT INCLUDED FOR MY WHOLESALE COMICS, OR MY SPECIAL LOTS, WHICH STILL INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING!!
Yes, I run a new comics subscription service, since 1987 in store and 1997 online. All my comics come with a bag and a board. The only exception would be my wholesale lots. Discounts start at 15% off cover and do go higher depending on your order. See my discount schedule just below! If you are interested please contact me at Philymancomics@comcast.net for all the details. Subscription Discount Plateaus 0-5 Monthly Titles: 15%. . . . 6-14 Monthly Titles: 20% . . . 15-29 Monthly Titles: 25% . . . 30-49 Monthly Titles: 30% . . . 50+ Monthly Titles: 35%
TITLE.... ....SOME TITLES WILL SELL OUT FAST... IF YOU DON'T SEE IT LISTED, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL SEE IF MORE ARE AVAILABLE.....
Here is my contact information. Michael Karetny P.O. Box 732 Turnersville, NJ 08012
Hmmm.... I don't want to rush you, but I would like payment sent to me within 7 days of your order. A courtesy email within 3 days of your order will allow me to know that you are serious and I will hold your comics for the 10 days. Without an email to confirm your order, I will cancel your order after 3 days.
I have started a category called "Special-Free Shipping". Buy one of those lots and get free shipping on that lot plus anything else you buy during that visit. Just my little way of saying thanks!
Comics are strictly graded based on the Overstreet price guide. I don't use "mint" as a grade since I think they are very rare. Comics are touched at least 4 times before they get to the shelf of your comic store. So getting that perfect book is quite hard to do. I grab all my copies before they hit the shelves. If you have any questions please drop me a line. I stand by all my comics, if you have any problems, please contact me so that I can resolve it.
For Media rate, shipping takes on average 7-10 days. I ship at least 3 times per week. If you buy on a Friday, your package will ship usually by Monday. Any other day, and its usually at the Post Office within 48 hours. Priority and insurance is always offered, just ask for a quote. Priority is faster but for the extra cost you might only save 3 or 4 days. For those of you on the west coast you might save a little more time and it might be worth it.
I pack very well and damage is extremely rare. I don't believe I have had any damaged packages in well over 8 years. I think you should get insurance for anything you don't want to loose. I can't be held liable for damage or loss by the United States Postal system if you don't purchase insurance. I do not make any money on insurance so ask me for a quote and it will be the exact amount the Post Office charges.
I use Media rate shipping from the USPS. This takes an average of 7-10 days. Remember I said "Average". It can be longer if you are on the West Coast, or shorter if you are local to me. I do my best to ship timely, and once its in the hands of the Post Office I do not have any control over how long it takes. I include with every order free delivery confirmation # so that you can track your package from me to you. The USPS site is updated every night. I do offer Priority shipping as well if you need that "fix" quicker. The cost is higher so its up to the individual to decide if the extra few dollars is worth a few days. Just ask me for a quote if you are interested.
Most customers pay right after they have submitted an order. If I don't get your payment I can't hold your comics. Ecrater's inventory system will not place a hold until payment is received. This will mean if someone comes along before you pay, they can buy your books. First payment wins. If I do not hear from a customer within 24 hours of not paying I will cancel their order. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Free comic book sale.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Any order of 3 or more comics or any order $10 or more will receive a free comic. This offer starts today(Sunday April 28 and runs thru May 4th Saturday at 11:59 pm) You may make a special request but it will depend on first come first served and what is still available. In the event I sell out or your choice, you may choose up to 5 titles where your free comic will come from and I will see what I have. Spider-man, X-men, Iron Man, Avengers, Batman, Superman, Green Lantern...are just a few examples of comic titles that I will have available for FREE! Also for those free comics, I do not have junky, ripped up copies. All my comics in the offer will be at the very least fine...mostly vf or better. Please, no specific requests such as Amazing Spider-man #300...not gonna happen!! Nope!! but I will give you for free an Amazing Spider-man if that is one of your titles that you choose. .. .. Got a question...please feel free to contact me here, or at Philymancomics@comcast.net ************************************************************************************************* THANKS-- MIKE!!
My rules state that I will combine all your orders for one payment. When a second on more payment is needed because you want to add just another issue or two here is what I will do. Instead of being nasty and just charging you for more shipping, just give me a nice email stating that you want to add something to a just placed order. I will only charge you $0.50 for every extra order that you wish to add. This will cover the extra fee that I must pay for an extra payment. That is per extra order not per comic. I will need you to email me to make sure I haven't already packed your order. I try to pack an order up within 48 hours of payment. The sooner you ask me the more likely I can add it to your order. Once I pack an order, its just too late. Questions, please drop me a line.
NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS INCENTIVE PROGRAM We are working out new and exciting changes to our incentive program, more details will be posted shortly, but if you just cant wait ask us for more details on Facebook
All my new comics come with a bag and a board. On some lots or wholesale deals they may not. If you want to be sure, just drop me a line. I will always get back to you with an answer within 24 hours,unless someone blows up my internet.
After 2 or more years the secret is out. I ship "FREE" comics with almost every order. Its been a secret until I received a Neutral rating recently for shipping out a comic that was not ordered(or paid for!) Its my way of saying thanks for your business. I can't always send a free comic that a customer will love, but I do try. If you order only $0.50 comic, don't expect a lot, since you didn't order a lot. If you order $25.00 for example I will more than likely send out for free some nice books. "FREE"
If you have an unconfirmed address on Paypal, I will email you if you are in the USA, and ask you to confirm your shipping address with an email that states your address. Without this email, I will cancel your order. This insures that you actually placed the order, not someone who has stolen your identity. I will not ship overseas to an unconfirmed address.
These incentive comics are for any customer who spends $10 in comics from my store. This is for every $10, so for example you purchase $42.00 from my store in comics you may add 4 incentive comics to your order. On the other hand if you order $9.50 you don't qualify to add one of those incentives and that book would not get added to your order. If you have any questions please ask. Thanks for looking. MIKE!